Memorable Artistry

Although the weather might have been gloomy, the fashions at this year’s Oscars were simply magnificent. With mesmerizing, dazzling encrustations, lace detailings, and more, the designs expressed such remarkable, unforgettable artistry.

Here are my top three looks of the night…

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Rosamund-Pike--aRosamund Pike looked incredible in this stunning red Givenchy gown at Sunday’s ceremony. This form-fitting design, with its richly hued coloration, textured floral appliqués, upper scalloped repetitions, cinched in corseted waist, deep v-cut on the bottom, and satin accents, evoked such beauty and craftsmanship in design.

Cate Blanchett

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Cate Blanchett is always radiant on the red carpet and this year’s Oscars was no exception. Wearing a striking black velvet Maison Margiela gown, Blanchett looked absolutely breathtaking. And she exuded only more beauty and boldness with the stunning turquoise statement necklace she wore. Complementing the dark hued fashion wonderfully, the dazzling turquoise jewels emanated a quality of magical brilliance.

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In a glistening chartreuse Elie Saab gown, Emma Stone looked beautiful on the red carpet. This long-sleeved, sparkling creation exuded such finesse in design with its ornate beading and sheer detailing, patterned in such a way as to evoke the elements of the exotic world of nature. With Stone’s vivid red hair, the look was perfection.

I cannot wait for next year’s ceremony!

Beautiful Remembrance and Fantastic Talent

The Oscars was a fantastic end to award season. It was a show of beautiful appreciation for the wonderful, defining talents of the industry, for the thriving actors and actresses of the past and present, for the talents who were lost and will always be remembered for their impacts on the film world. It was a show for the whole film community. The Oscars was also a time of laughter, an environment of joyous humor and fun-filled gaiety and lightness, a time when the talents of film gathered together in spirit and welcoming merriment.

And the Oscars was also a fantastic end to award season fashion.

With an array of pale blushed hues and darker, midnight colorations…with an array of modern, sleek designs and ornamented gowns of romantic boldness…the fashions on the Oscars red carpet were marvelous in their defining, breathtaking uniqueness. There was such beauty within them, such talented artistry that magnificently spoke out for all to hear, that magnificently shined for all to see. Here are my favorite three looks of the night…

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Lupita Nyong’o looked breathtaking in this stunning light blue Prada gown. This look was magnificent in its ability to carry with it both a magical delicacy and a quality of unquestionable fierceness. The flowing gown had this enchanting elegance, this unparalleled luminosity that shined in its angelic, pastel glory, that was beautifully mixed with this stunning fearlessness, this deep, striking v-cut down the center, that created a bold, fantastic look. Paired with a glistening golden headband, and other golden jewels, this look was perfect. Lupita Nyong’o is sure to rise in this film industry and I am very excited to see how she wonderfully develops in the future!

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This glistening whitened hued, form-fitting Atelier Versace gown looked absolutely fantastic on Kate Hudson. This look was marvelous in its shining classic beauty and new allure. This fluid Versace creation held within it unmistakable qualities of modernity, of timeless glamour heightened with an unforgettable, bold freshness that was simply magnificent. This creation, encrusted with sparkling ornamentations and further livened with a striking, matching draped cape, gave off feelings of empowerment, qualities of wonderful strength. With a plunging neckline and overall shining charm, Kate Hudson looked terrific.

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Cate Blanchett is one of the greatest talents in the world today. One cannot help but admire her incredible, unforgettable acting abilities on the screen and on the stage. She holds within her this marvelous strength, this power that gravitates the mind and spirit, that evokes the viewer’s emotions and allows one to fully comprehend the character she is playing. At this year’s Oscars, Cate Blanchett looked radiant in this blush Armani Privé gown. The gown had this lively grace to it, this breathtaking elegance that rose out of the design’s artistic brilliance and the designer’s skill. With the blushed sheer gown decorated with a variety of crystallized and pearl beadings and paired with matching earrings, Blanchett looked magnificent. I am so, so happy that she won the Oscar for Best Actress–the award she certainly deserved!

I cannot wait to see the red carpet fashions during the next award show season!

Coming Together with Fashions of Determination

Last night, the talents of film and television came together, uniting as one to celebrate the incredible, exciting past year in entertainment. Actors dazzled under the stage lights, supporting their peers and the remarkable entertainment industry, as a whole. No matter comedies or dramas, movies or television shows, there was this undeniable sense of coming together, of enjoying the moments that they, as actors, have all shared and experienced together. With spirited acknowledgment and heartfelt remembrance, the night was warm and full of delight. Last night, the talents of film and television came together for a magnificent show–the Screen Actors Guild Awards. And last night, fashion was out for all to see.

The fashions at this year’s SAG awards were beautiful. Whether simple or decorative, each design was stunning in its own, memorable way. On the red carpet, fashions of glorious structures and intricacies glistened with each flash of the camera. Boldness and strength delightfully appeared–each creation had an exquisite, vivid independence. My three favorite looks of the night…

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Sandra Bullock looked absolutely fantastic at the SAG awards. Her Lanvin gown was stunning in its breathtaking combination of timeless, classic design and bold modernity. There was an unmistakable originality to the creation. The large, glistening bow and high, fresh slit were fascinating together–the past was used in unison with the present. With a vibrant emerald color and a shining material, Bullock did not shy away from taking a risk and wearing something strikingly elegant. Paired with glistening golden heels, the look was fantastic!

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This purple sequined, form-fitting Dior gown sparkled colorfully and magically on Jennifer Lawrence. The dress was a shining creation of beauty and elegance. The dress was a joyful creation of fun-filled kaleidoscopic hues. Lawrence walked down the red carpet in a strapless design that made her glitter. Timidity did not exist in this excellent look. Reticence  was not the goal. A fearless energy was there. An energy that was left to glow and make a statement. Jennifer Lawrence, with her sleek, short hair cut and strong earrings, looked great in this radiant design!

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Lupita Nyong’o looked magnificent in this bright, turquoise fitted Gucci gown. This design was simply extraordinary in its standout color and intricate ornamentations. The enchanting turquoise hue lacked fear and had much beauty. The bold color gave the gown a voice. The gold accented, flowered encrustations on the upper half of the gown allowed the dress to leave the ordinary and delve into something exceptional. The detailings added something spectacular to the fluid gown. Lupita Nyong’o shined in this terrific, special design!

And now the Oscars…

Fashion is Seen…Fashion is Heard

There is always a thrilling feeling when award season begins once again. There is this unmistakable excitement, this anticipation to see the latest runway looks and custom-made creations glisten in their beauty and brilliance as they move on the powerful red carpet in an environment of wonderful talent. Something magical happens when award show gowns boldly reveal themselves for the world to see. Their glittery ornamentations sparkle in the sun’s rays. Their sleek cuts boldly move in their daringness and unwillingness to settle and conform. On the red carpet, designers are able to show their incredible talents–the creative minds of fashion can create memorable moments and have their voices be heard. On the red carpet, designs are able to fully thrive and prosper–fashion has the opportunity to show how powerful and meaningful it really is. And last night, this is exactly what designers and fashion did.

Yesterday’s Golden Globes revealed a wide array of stunning designs that were powerfully mesmerizing in their details, structures, and proud, unique qualities. Whether it was deep, revealing cuts or modernistic capes, shimmering gowns of infinite encrustations or simple, solid gowns of much substance and beauty, fashion made plenty of statements and marks on the meaningful red carpet. Although there were many looks I loved and admired during the Golden Globes yesterday, there were three that stood out to me more than the rest. Here are my favorite three looks below…

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Margot Robbie looked effortlessly chic in this sleek, inviting off-white Gucci gown. With a simple smoothness and powerful fluidity to the design, Robbie undeniably radiated and flowed on the red carpet with each step she took. The deep, perfectly cut neckline and high slit in the front only heightened the gown’s and Robbie’s strikingness and style. The breathtaking crystallized accents and emerald gems that lined the upper half of the gown only heightened the look’s overall power and shine. With matching emerald hued heels and bright, dazzling earrings, the beauty of the gown only rose greater. Margot Robbie was beautiful and dauntless.

Elisabeth MossAn edgy, dark look of dazzlements and intricacies…A glistening, glossy gown of geometric, Art-Deco beading and black and burgundy hues…Elisabeth Moss was marvelously fierce in this breathtaking J. Mendel gown. Looking towards the past, while also looking towards the present and future, this dress was breathtaking in its ability to take elements of modernity from the changing, jazzy times ago and pair them with elements of modernity in the world today and in the approaching years. With her short, fearless haircut, loud lipstick, and sharp golden jewels, Moss exuded a secure confidence in this wonderfully detailed, fitted creation.

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Cate Blanchett was absolutely stunning in this black lace Armani Privé gown. There was something so magnificently unique about this intricate design, something so daring, something so wonderful about its memorable artistry. The dress was of a dark romantic nature–with its mystic, seemingly antique lace details, with its heightened, finely netted floral neckline, with its sheer cap sleeves, and with its alluring atmosphere of intrigue. The low, fearless open back of the striking gown only added to the vigor and captivating exquisiteness of this look. Cate Blanchett’s talent and beauty shined for all to see.

The fashions that graced the red carpet during the Golden Globes yesterday were simply remarkable.

Until the next award show red carpet…

A Rebellion Full of Aggressive Spirit

Yesterday evening, a do-it-yourself independence soared through the Metropolitan Museum’s front doors, as an anti-establishment viewpoint acted out in fierceness and strength. Freedoms were embraced, as conformist principles were thrown away. Uniqueness loudly staked its rightful place, as similarity quietly sneaked out of the innovative atmosphere.

Key components and aesthetics of the Punk movement were recognized. The wild studs, seductive leathers, revealing rips, loud prints, and colors were worn with glory. The unconventionalities of the fashion world stunned in their outrageousness and unafraid beliefs.

The Met Gala strode in and rocked out with a determination and force that was unmistakable. Celebrating the new exhibit, “PUNK: Chaos to Couture,” the past originalities and edgy fashions of the Punk movement were shown.

My three favorite looks from the night…

Screen Shot 2013-05-07 at 8.00.27 PMRooney Mara looked absolutely stunning in this white lace Givenchy gown. The gown was marvelous in its contrasting feminine and edgy design. With delicate white lace cascading down the front, Mara floated down the carpet with a blushing grace and soft elegancy. With bold zippers forming a deep v-cut and defined, squared-off shoulders, Mara strode down the carpet with an absolute purpose, an authoritative confidence. With dark lipstick and slicked back hair, this look was perfect in its conflicting virtuous and seductive qualities.

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Embracing the youthful rebelliousness of the Punk movement and experimenting with unexpected creations, Anne Hathaway grasped the audaciousness of the cultural, political, and fashion Punk revolution. This vintage Versace gown dazzled in its black sparkles and feathered sleeves. It stood out with its revealing sheer panels that thrilled in a racy flavor. The gown was a design of bravery and autonomy, a design of distinction and character. With platinum blonde hair, Hathaway had a confidence that was impossible to ignore.

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A paint-splattered Giles Deacon gown of shining, silky gold mismatched with Christian Louboutin velvet, tartan boots. A Philip Treacy mohawk headdress accented with lush black feathers and golden encrustations paired with fearless Fred Leighton jewels–Sarah Jessica Parker lived for punk during the Met Gala. With a wildness in style and proudness in attitude, Sarah Jessica Parker dressed based on the Punk elements of dramatic individuality and defiance against the norm. This avant-garde look is truly stunning in its inconsistent appeal.

Punk was praised. Originality was admired. Spirit was respected.

The Met Gala was a night full of distinguished looks and rebellious adventures.

And the Oscar goes to…

With statues full of golden, hidden treasures and stunning talents full of praiseful skill and determination…

With directors, producers, editors, actors, actresses, designers, screenwriters, and more, coming together and recognizing the achievements of those that surrounded them…

With fun-filled laughs and musical numbers that held great energy and regard…

The Oscars was a night to remember…

And the fashion was worth remembering as well.

Closing the award show season with shimmering excitement and romantic, pale hued grace, the fashions of this year’s Oscars red carpet were absolutely stunning. And the actresses who wore them looked like perfection. With a wonderful, breathtaking combination of metallic dazzlements and light, romantic accents, the looks on yesterday’s red carpet left people with feelings of both bright vivacity and glowing charm; the looks on yesterday’s red carpet allowed people to live in both zesty, flavorful worlds and   whimsical, chimerical universes. Whether it was Nicole Kidman’s sparkling L’Wren Scott gown or Zoe Saldana’s lilac Alexis Mabille Couture creation, that fashions at the Oscars were magical.

Here are my favorite three looks…

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Amy Adams looked like a true princess in her strapless Oscar de la Renta ball gown. The look was entirely enchanting, with complementing, beautiful powder-blue shades and cascading, seemingly airless ruffles that tapered out effortlessly behind her. The bodice on the top added to the overall sophistication and delicacy of the look. Adams glided on the red carpet with experienced poise and frilly wonder. With dazzling diamonds, Adams radiated in both her majestic, consuming glory and delicate, refined elegance.

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A bold, unwavering woman walked down the red carpet this past Sunday, embracing the power of couture and radiating in minimalistic design. And her name is Charlize Theron. This sleek, modernized, white Dior Haute Couture gown looked incredible. With its tight fit and glistening accentuated peplum waist, the gown shined in its confidence and refined, seductive edge. The structured tailoring and flowing train only added to the gown’s glory. Charlize Theron looked brilliant in her sharp, contemporary masterpiece, especially with her fierce, outspoken pixie cut.

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Jennifer Lawrence is a true gem in Hollywood who, I believe, deserved the Oscar for Best Actress tremendously. Her natural talent is undeniable. Her genuine personality is unmistakable. And both of these qualities gleamed in their beauty on the red carpet this past Sunday. Jennifer Lawrence looked stunning in this blush, pale pink Dior Haute Couture gown. The grand, voluminous design looked extraordinary with its timeless bell-shape and flowing, rich train. The gown was full of luxury, enveloping superb, shining fabrics and details of light, sweeping textures. Finishing the look with a lovely diamond necklace trickling down her back, Jennifer Lawrence looked like a winner.

Marvelous in their simplicities and encrustations, in their sleek and resplendent natures, the fashions of the Oscars 2013 are worthy of remembrance…

They are worthy of their own Oscars!

The Value of Recognition

Continuing on with the award season for this year, the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) recognized and embraced unparalleled talents in both the television and movie industry. It brought together members of a united community of both incredible ability and steadfast determination; outstanding transformation and unforgettable emotion; individualistic style and dazzling spirit. Praising the beauty of acting and acknowledging the powers of a determined union, the Screen Actors Guild Awards gave off feelings of a welcoming warmth, an intriguing uniqueness, and an evident power. The Screen Actors Guild Awards also gave off fashions of immense style and both sparkling and simplistic grandeur.

From midnight blue and black hues to bright, shining whites; from metallic silvers and golds to subdued, light pales; from seductive sheers to satin classics; from shining sparkles to feminine ruffles and delicate lace…the fashions of the SAG Awards were wonderful, polar opposites. Some designs absorbed spring trends, while others dared to stray away from the expected. Some designs made loud statements, while others stayed simply quiet. Always holding an undying love for a red carpet full of exquisite diversity and thrilling excitement, I was extremely content with the fashions I saw this year. The noticeable differences of color, structure, texture, and cut caught my attention and intrigued my eyes and my thoughts. The designs came from both sides of fashion’s many spectrums. And there were three looks from the night that intrigued more than the others…

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Nicole Kidman looked absolutely breathtaking in this sparkling Vivienne Westwood, couture gown. With sequined, glittering blue details, sheer, seductive energies, dramatic, floral applique intricacies, and confident, thigh-high slit cuts, this piece of couture was magnificent. Glamour radiated off of Nicole Kidman on the red carpet, making her glow. The look was enchanting in its modern elegance, bringing with it an air of both sleekness and regality; it was majestically contemporary. It was truly bewitching. Kidman looked fantastic.

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A gown with beautiful, lush satin that shined perfectly. A gown with a dark blue high-low skirt that challenged commonality and welcomed spontaneity. A gown with a tightly alluring, ivory silk bustier that added a magnetic thrill. A gown with a smooth, flowing bow, that added a playful vibe. This Dior Haute Couture gown on Marion Cotillard was effortlessly chic. It was harmonious in its simplistic color-blocking design and fluid texture. It was outstanding in its differences, in its unique, architectural sovereignty.

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Flowing on the red carpet with a beautifully ruffled, navy train, this dazzling Zac Posen gown looked extraordinary on Amanda Seyfried. This mermaid silhouetted, dark-hued creation is one of enormous appeal, skillfully emphasizing Seyfried’s shape, wonderfully allowing Seyfried’s alabaster skin to shimmer. The gown connected simplicity to loud substance; gracefulness to energetic force. And the long, diamond, Art Deco necklace only added to the look’s tremendous appeal. Amanda Seyfried made both her vigor and charm seen to the world.

The actors and actresses were seen and their voices were heard.

The designs worn on the red carpet were seen and their stunning qualities were felt.

And now on to the Academy Awards…